CITY Center for Collaborative Learning's Paulo Freire Freedom School-University campus seeks a full-time middle school Humanities teacher with a demonstrated background and interest in integrated curriculum and a commitment to the whole child. The school’s approach centers around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building, and diverse and multiple perspectives.
Design, plan, and implement a project-based Humanities class with an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning for a mixed cohort of sixth and seventh-grade students
Design, plan, and implement a project-based Humanities class with an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning for a cohort of eighth-grade students
Collaborate with a full-time Humanities teaching assistant • Design and teach two 4-day intensive Intersession experiences (1 per semester)
Teach and facilitate a mixed-age advisory of 15 students
Participate in professional development activities
Collaborate effectively with colleagues
Support eighth-grade students through a portfolio demonstration process
Actively participate in creating a demonstration site school designed around best teaching practices
Certification in ELA and/or Social Studies preferred (or a commitment to working toward certification)
Teaching experience with middle school students preferred
Experience and commitment to collaboration with colleagues and effective teams
Commitment to ethnic diversity, heterogeneous grouping, and full inclusion
B.A. required and masters degree preferred
Strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, initiative, and independence
Knowledge and understanding of Arizona state standards
About CITY Center for Collaborative Learning
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning designs, implements, and advances exemplary practices in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators. We offer professional development and community engagement experiences for educators and education advocates, including school visits and workshops.
We are experts. Our organization is led by educators with decades of experience in classroom teaching, school leadership, and professional development. Our areas of expertise include project-based learning, advisory programs, the powerful ‘critical friendship’ model for professional learning communities, systems thinking in schools, community partnerships, student demonstrations of learning, creating positive school culture, and more.
At our three schools, rigorous learning takes place in the field as well as back on campus.
We are innovators – and practitioners. CITY Center for Collaborative Learning leads three small secondary schools that are implementing innovative practices on a daily basis. Our next level of impact is collaborating with schools and teachers in Southern Arizona and beyond to share what we do and to help build capacity so that we c...an all do our best work for all students.
THE 10 EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES AT THE HEART OF OUR WORK:
-Project Based Learning
-Real World Connections and Context
-Public Demonstrations of Student Learning
-Habits of Heart and Mind
-Adult Learning & Teacher Leadership
-Small Learning Communities
-Schools as Demonstration Sites with Lab Classrooms
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is an Arizona nonprofit, governed by a board of directors. We are committed to the common good and to improving public education. Our vision for the future: A world in which every school is a collaborative environment where the learner and teacher experiences are engaging and joyful, and all children are empowered to achieve their full potential.
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